Archive for April, 2012
The Essence of Sports Psychology
This is where sports psychology comes into play. The first sports psychologist, Normal Triplett, discovered in the late 1800′s that cyclists, for example, cycle faster when in groups instead of when riding solo. This is a primitive example of the observance of sports psychology and a clear view on how many different environmental, emotional, and many other aspects effect the way athletes perform.
Sports psychologist, Carl Diem stressed the importance of sports psychology, an aspect that improves both the emotional and mental strength of an athlete. These parts of psychology help motivate, relax, and build self confidence allowing the athlete to achieve top performance and accomplish all and any goals for which they set out, especially when it comes to competitions and sporting events.